Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Defoe: If we keep playing the way we are - it will come

Defoe: If we keep playing the way we are - it will come

AFC Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe believes that results will come for the Cherries following a disappointing start to the 2017 Premier League campaign.

The opening seven results in the Cherries third season in the top flight of English football have not been kind on AFC Bournemouth.

Narrow defeats to West Bromwich Albion, Manchester City and Everton have been added to comprehensive loses to Watford and Arsenal.

The only points of the season thus far have come at Dean Court against newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion, where Defoe netted the winner and against Leicester City, where despite dominating the Cherries couldn't find a break through.

That has left AFC Bournemouth on just four points and 19th in the Premier League.

Defoe told the Daily Mail before the 0-0 draw with Leicester City...

'...The lads do everything right. There's a room where you watch clips, not just after games but after training. The manager wants you to improve every day.

'We were unlucky against Man City. We played well against Everton. We stuck to the game plan perfectly but didn't really manage the game towards the end. Even watching the video, there were so many positives. If we keep playing the way we are now then it will come...

'...You want to stay behind and do a little bit extra (training). Josh (King) and Benik (Afobe) love it — we have little competitions. Even in the gym it is competitive. I'm looking at the young ones and thinking, I've got to keep up here...'

Your Say...

afcb_rednblack wrote...

The problem, I think, is that King rarely looks to bring Defoe into play. When King passes the ball, when he's not taking it forward, he often looks to play sideways to others rather than finding a way through to Defoe.

I do feel for Defoe because he's not getting the kind of service that we know can lead to goals.
- Join the conversation here.

It's easy to join AFCB Vital

Sign up and have your say on the articles, polls and forums, just click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate

AFCB Vital - Sponsors of AFCB Supporters Coaches & Cherry Bear

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday October 4 2017
Time: 5:00AM


...and he should know he was at Sunderland last season, and that ended up well!
04/10/2017 08:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Howe: We will seek advice from best in the world for Mings

AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings has suffered a setback during his rehabilitation following a back injury.

Cherries training complex referred to the Secretary of State

AFC Bournemouth's proposed new training complex has received approval by Borough of Poole, subject to Secretary of State referral.

Howe: We established ourselves in the game

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was pleased with his sides performance during the narrow defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Stats: Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth

All the stats from Manchester United (1) vs (0) AFC Bournemouth, Old Trafford, Wednesday 13th December 2017, 20:00 Att: 74,798

AFC Bournemouth Archived Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

AFCB's league position at Christmas?
Suggested By:
Top Six3%
7th - 12th20%
13th - 17th56%
Relegation Zone21%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

Write for Vital Football